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Toronto school board grapples with budget

TORONTO—Canada's largest school board says it may have to eliminate jobs, some programs and end some student busing to address a multimillion-dollar funding gap created by provincial cuts.

The Toronto District School Board's education director laid out the proposals which could help eliminate a $67-million budget shortfall — $42 million caused by a cut from the Ontario government.

MPs are no Einstein when it comes to misattributing famous quotes

OTTAWA—Canadian parliamentarians love to quote Albert Einstein's definition of insanity.

No one more so than Liberal Sean Casey, who's cited the famous quotation purportedly from the acclaimed physicist at least five times in the House of Commons or in parliamentary committees since he was first elected in 2011.

Ontario cuts $46M from OPP budget

TORONTO—Ontario is planning to cut about $46 million this year from the provincial police budget, as the Progressive Conservative government tries to trim the province's deficit.

The government's expenditure estimates for this year show the funding drop, as well as scores of other cuts, including to health research, Legal Aid Ontario, library services and tourism offices.

Risks high when leaving abusive relationships

TORONTO—The case of an Ontario woman who was murdered by her husband days after she filed for divorce underscores that victims of domestic violence face even greater danger when they try to leave their abuser, experts say.

Elana Fric Shamji, 40, stayed with her abusive husband for more than a decade before serving him with divorce papers in November 2016, a court heard.

NDP climate plan to slash emissions in half

OTTAWA—NDP leader Jagmeet Singh says his party will cut Canada's emissions almost in half over the next decade as he tries to stake out a claim to the climate change agenda in the looming federal election.

The pledge is one contained in an NDP motion expected today in the House of Commons that will lay out eight broad strokes of the NDP’s climate change platform.

Beyak suspended from Senate over refusal to delete racist letters from website

OTTAWA—Lynn Beyak cast herself as a defender of free speech and a victim of political correctness moments before senators voted summarily yesterday to suspend her without pay from the Senate for refusing to delete derogatory letters about Indigenous people from her website.